Muir–Torre syndrome

Muir–Torre syndrome Muir–Torre syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by sebaceous neoplasms of skin and one or more malignancies of the visceral organs. The sebaceous neoplasms include sebaceous adenoma, sebaceous epithelioma, basal cell epithelioma, and sebaceous carcinoma (1). Since these sebaceous neoplasms occur rarely, when they are recognized, consideration of Muir–Torre syndrome is important. Recent identification of the main genes made it possible to employ molecular studies in affected patients. A case ultimately diagnosed as Muir–Torre syndrome because of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland, prostate adenocarcinoma and sebaceous cell carcinoma of the upper eyelid will be presented. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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